Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,480
25th Percentile Wage
$53,690
50th Percentile Wage
$69,230
75th Percentile Wage
$82,780
90th Percentile Wage
$99,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,230
1.37% 8.98%
2016
$68,280
1.77% -
2015
$67,070
3.15% -
2014
$64,960
2.14% -
2013
$63,570
0.88% -
2012
$63,010
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $47,280 to $82,230. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Massachusetts is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,230. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $80,610). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$82,230
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$80,610
New Bedford
$75,180
Peabody
$73,310
Worcester
$72,580
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$72,190
Barnstable Town
$72,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$70,900
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$69,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$68,640
Framingham
$67,850
Pittsfield
$64,910
Springfield
$63,610
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$59,500
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$58,210
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$47,280




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